Charlie takes the wrapper off the chocolate bar so carefully (so that it's etched on my brain when opening bars of chocolate-just in case....)
Plop discovers fireworks for the first time-'Dark is exciting'.
You read 'The Dragonfly Pool' and find out what an Axolotl is in Pet's corner.
The Dad in 'Framed' heats up the sea for his son, wading in to the water with a kettle heated from the caravan.
You can do that in passing-you know if someone has engaged with a book not just by their language but through body language, by their facial expressions.In fact there's nothing better than watching expressions when you read 'that bit'. Surely that's what it's ALL ABOUT? Just witnessed it myself when we were reading that bit when: James finds himself in a tunnel which smells beautiful and realises he is inside the peach so he takes a bite out of it.
Books are the places for awe and wonder first and foremost. We need to get MORE TALK about them, more debate, more 'that bit when ....'
AND....read ourselves so we can join in because that's what makes it special, that shared experience which leads to very different responses.
PS just looking at a picture of an axolotl gave us lots of story ideas;a spin off from 'The Dragonfly pool' perhaps, it made us smile when we looked this particular character up on Monday.